Fighting Silence by Aly Martinez…Review

910KFdHrh6L._SL1500_SYNOPSIS: Sound is an abstract concept for most people. We spend our lives blocking out the static in order to focus on what we believe is important. But what if, when the clarity fades into silence, it’s the obscure background noise that you would give anything to hold on to?
I’ve always been a fighter. With parents who barely managed to stay out of jail and two little brothers who narrowly avoided foster care, I became skilled at dodging the punches life threw at me. Growing up, I didn’t have anything I could call my own, but from the moment I met Eliza Reynolds, she was always mine. I became utterly addicted to her and the escape from reality we provided each other. Throughout the years, she had boyfriends and I had girlfriends, but there wasn’t a single night that I didn’t hear her voice.
You see, meeting the love of my life at age thirteen was never part of my plan. However, neither was gradually going deaf at the age of twenty-one.
They both happened anyway.
Now, I’m on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.
Fighting for my career.
Fighting the impending silence.
Fighting for her.
Every night, just before falling asleep, she sighs as a final conscious breath leaves her. I think that’s the sound I’ll miss the most.

Review: With a blurb like that who in the world could pass this up. I am a sucker for fighters, all tough and manly but can’t watch an MMA fight on T.V. to save my life. I’m such a girl. Anyway, I really enjoyed this book. I loved their love and dependence on each other it was so sweet. The story is told from both characters POV, which I love, with a little of Till’s brothers as well.

Till is a great guy. His selflessness was so endearing that you couldn’t help but love him. He never wanted anything for himself it was all about his brothers, Flint and Quarry, and of course Eliza.The way he loved her was hard and fierce and it just doesn’t get any better:

I loved it when she happy cried. I laughed when she angry cried. I was gutted when she sad cried. I’d held her through all of them.

Seriously this dude was awesome. He didn’t let finding out he was going to go deaf stop him from what he needed to be done to help support his family. He just sucked it up and did it. His only downfall, IMO, was his pride. He refused to let people know, other than Eliza, his diagnosis so it hindered him when it came to somethings. But not all things…

“I want it all.” he whispered, licking his lips before continuing. ” Every single first you have to give, I want it.”

And she had no problem giving it to him. Eliza. She is my kind of heroine. She wasn’t a complete waste of space. She didn’t immediately give in to Till, she allowed their relationship to develop gradually even though she wanted more. She wasn’t rich and in love with the bad boy, she worked and struggled and needed Till the same way he needed her. She was his fantasy and He was her reality. 13769040

Although I have to say my favorite character was his little brother Quarry. Quarry is only 10 yrs old, cute with an attitude but curses like he’s been working on the docks for years and every time he gets popped in the back of his head or yelled at he manages to drop a “f” bomb every now and then. It was great love story, a little repetitive at times but good nonetheless. I got a little bored after a while but at 88% this story kicked it back into high gear and left me sitting straight up in bed like “WTF!?!” Yup, you guessed it. Cliffhanger. Now the author states you can read each book as a stand alone but that his bull shitaki !! There is no way after what happens can you not want to read book 2. No. Freaking. Way. So a whopping 4.5 stars for this book and I can’t wait for it to continue with…well just read it and you tell me

To Purchase Fighting Silence (On The Ropes #1) from Amazon click here

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